To avoid a repeat of the subway shooting, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has called for “a national and local approach” to violence on Sunday.
Adams said the national and local approach could help end the rising cases of violence in the Big Apple and avoid the repeat of the last Tuesday’s shocking subway rampage in which 10 people were shot.
He said the city should get more federal support since violence is spiking nationwide.
“This is a national issue. This is not a red state blue state [issue],” Adams said.
The former NYPD official appealed to the national government to double the current number of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials in New York City, which he placed at 80.
Adams also called on authorities to crack down on so-called ghost guns — weapons people can assemble on their own, with no serial numbers — and implement a “real gun tracing program.”
Recently, he revived the NYPD’s controversial street crime units and has worked with Gov. Hochul to increase police presence on subways, among other steps.